Master of Biomedical Sciences, Glendale Campus

Learn skills to obtain positions in research and lab settings in the biotech or pharmaceutical industries with a two-year Master of Biomedical Sciences (M.B.S.) degree.

Faculty and student working in the biomedical sciences lab.

The Master of Biomedical Sciences Program (M.B.S.) is a full-time, graduate-level program designed to immerse you in exciting laboratory work, equip you with valuable research skills, and help you build a strong foundation in the world of biomedical sciences.

Enhancing Your Academic Foundation

Dive deep into the biomedical sciences and bolster your academic foundation. Whether you're aiming for medical school, dental school, or other healthcare professions, our program equips you with the knowledge and skills needed to shine in your chosen path.

Broadening Your Career Horizons

The M.B.S. Program is your launchpad to diverse career opportunities. From biotechnology and biosafety to pharmaceuticals and research, our graduates excel in a range of biomedical professions. Whether you aspire to become a laboratory technician, a supervisor in the industry, a researcher, a regulatory expert, or a faculty member, we prepare you for success.

Customized Curriculum

Our program spans a minimum of 72 quarter hours and is typically completed in 21-24 months. To ensure you're well-prepared for your future endeavors, you must finish the program within four years of matriculation, excluding approved leaves of absence. A central component of your journey is a research project approved by your research committee.

Curriculum details

Research Excellence

Master the art of scientific research with courses that emphasize critical thinking, study design, data analysis, ethical research conduct, and effective communication. You'll also have opportunities to present your thesis research at scientific conferences, supported by available funding.

Kenneth A. Suarez Research Day (login required)

Faculty Guidance and Support

Our experienced faculty advisors are here to mentor you every step of the way. From refining your resume and personal statement to enhancing your interview and communication skills, they'll help you chart your career path.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Most M.B.S. students apply for and receive scholarships or funding through the Federal Work Study Program.

Scholarships include the College of Graduate Studies Dean's Merit Scholarship and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship.

For more information, visit the Scholarships and Financial Aid Types pages.

Learn More

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To be considered for admission to the Master of Biomedical Sciences Program, an applicant must have:

  1. A bachelor's degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale.
  3. One letter of recommendation from a prehealth advisor or committee, science professor, or health professional.
  4. Copies of transcripts from each college or university attended.  Official transcripts must be submitted prior to matriculation.
  5. Commitment to abide by the Midwestern University Drug-Free Workplace and Substance Abuse Policy.
  6. Passage of the Midwestern University criminal background check.

Test scores from one the following are optional: MCAT, PCAT, DAT, OAT, GRE.

Full list of requirements

The Master of Biomedical Sciences Program uses a rolling admission process in which completed applications are reviewed and decisions are made at regular intervals during the admissions cycle. The Master of Biomedical Sciences Program begins in the fall quarter.

Class of 2022

  • 65% (13/20) graduates were accepted to the following programs:
    • 4 College of Dental Medicine-Arizona (CDMA)
    • 4 Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM)
    • 1 Precision Med
    • 1 Other Podiatry
    • 1 PhD
    • 1 Other PA
    • 1 Genetic Counseling
  • Admission status is unknown of 7 graduates is unknown and they may gain admission within one year of graduation from the program.

Data obtained from Midwestern University matriculation records and annual exit interviews.

  • Female: 59%
  • Male: 41%
  • Average Age: 26
  • Average Overall GPA:  2.97
  • In-State: 38%

The Midwestern University Master of Biomedical Sciences Program educates and prepares students in the biomedical sciences to be competitive applicants for careers in a wide range of health-related fields, as well as for additional academic and professional training.

 Biomedical Sciences students may also qualify for specialized articulation agreements with other Midwestern University programs. Please contact the Office of Admissions for specific information and deadlines regarding articulation agreements that are in place for the professional program(s) in which you might be interested. 

Application details

The State of Arizona Board of Private Postsecondary Education has approved all current degree programs at Midwestern University-Glendale, Arizona Campus. All degrees are conferred under the authority granted by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education and The Higher Learning Commission, A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Midwestern University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission/A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC/NCA), 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1413; 312-263-0456.

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The Midwestern Difference

Tailored to meet your needs, Midwestern University's one- and two-year Biomedical Sciences degree programs offer the options you need to achieve your goals. Our student-centered curriculum is designed to provide you with a broad background in the biomedical sciences. Caring faculty members will guide you as you develop the academic and analytic skills you need to build your future. You'll be well-prepared for success whether you decide to pursue additional education in the health professions or choose to start a meaningful career in biomedical science.

What You Can Do with a Biomedical Sciences Degree

From taking part in life-changing research studies to discovering new medical advancements, a degree in biomedical sciences can help you go far.

Hear Our Stories

Hear from students just like you who are pursuing healthcare careers and from the faculty who are helping them along the way.

Christianna Belt, Master of Biomedical Sciences (M.B.S.) Program, Class of 2022

“Midwestern University has taught me the importance of clinical based research and I hope to someday apply this insight to finding the best suited treatment therapies for my patients.”

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Daniela Alcazar, Master of Biomedical Sciences Program, College of Graduate Studies-Glendale, Class of 2023

“It’s a very difficult program, but because of that, it will set me up for a medical professional career that I will feel very prepared for.”

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